When we’re fit, we’re much more likely to live longer, be well, have sound mental health, physical well-being and emotional stability.
And most significantly, we’ll help ourselves to avoid serious illness.
This is what Dr James Rippe, a renowned physician in the USA, and a great proponent of preventative measures for healthy living, wrote a couple of years ago.
Since then, the need to be well, not just fit, has emerged as a vital element in the field of Human Performance, in any aspect of life.
If you’re tired rundown, off form, life can be tough. Even small chores are hard work.
But when you’re fit, well, and optimistic, you’ll give yourself a real edge and a true advantage. The energy levels of mind and body are a constant.
More and more, the Human Element is being seen as the major part it plays in the scheme of things.
Sound mental health has a huge influence on emotional stability. And emotional energy is the lifeblood of creativity.
A research company in Toronto recently concluded the following; The value in business success of IQ was around 6%, the value of EQ (emotional intelligence) was up to 40%.
We need to value our fitness. Treasure it. Keep it.
But first of all, we need to have it.